Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Quick update

Hi guys-
I have been doing a whole lot of reading lately. Sadly, some of the books where so horrible that I could not even finish. So you can avoid those books, here is the list.
1. Nightingale's Nest
2. Under the Egg
3. Ever After High
4. The Time Travelers

And books that I am currently reading (or just finished) are:
1. Pie in the Sky
2. The Giver
3. The Scavengers
5. Colonial Madness

So anyway, I will review the finished books when I get time. I have been sooo busy lately.


Friday, August 15, 2014

MMGM: A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd

Here is the review for A Snicker of Magic!

Plot Summary:

Felicity Pickle loves words. She can see them floating over people's heads. Her family never settles down; they are always moving around. So when her family settles down in her mom's hometown, Midnight Gulch, Felicity discovers that there is still a snicker of magic left in the town, and it is up to her and her new friend Jonah to find it.


A Snicker of Magic is a heartwarming book, but nothing more. I didn't connect with the characters, and I don't think it is anything special. It's good, but in my opinion a waste of time because there are much better books out there. It just seemed fake, with kids who act like adults, and a nail place/ oil change place (???) . Also, let's be honest, who says "what the hayseed"?  Like seriously, who says that?

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Review: Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger

I have read Keeper of the Lost Cities many times, and let me just say YOU HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK!  *Puts on serious face* Okay here we go.  


Plot summary:

Sophie Foster has a secret- she can read minds. She has had this secret for years, and no one knows about it- or so she thinks. One day she meets Fitz, a mysterious boy, who she discovers can also read minds. Fitz tells her she does not belong with her family, and she must pack up and leave... permanently. But in her new life she discovers that there are people out there who want her- and her secrets.


What is there to say about such an amazing book? The plot is amazing. The writing is amazing. Everything is too good for words! I connected with the characters, I felt the story. I felt it. I felt Sophie's emotions, when she cried, I cried, when she was happy I was happy. When she was angry, I was angry. The book was not too fast, not too slow, and I did not get confused at all. Keeper of the Lost Cities pulled me in and never let go. It will never ever let go. So in other words, read this book or you will regret it all your life.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

MMGM: Secret Hum of a Daisy by Tracy Holczer

Here is the review for Secret Hum of a Daisy! 

Plot Summary:
  Grace (who is twelve) and her mother have always traveled around, never settling down. When Grace's mother dies, Grace must go live with her grandma, who lives pretty far away from Grace's current home. There, she finds what she thinks is a scavenger hunt, led by her mother. With the help of her new friend Jo, Grace will discover who she really is as a person, who her grandma really is as a person, and she will learn about life and the world.

My Review:

This book was truly one of the best books I have ever read. It is realistic fiction with a hint, just a hint, of magic, and good for all ages. It does not matter if you are 8 or 80, this heartwarming books is sure to please everyone. I personally loved the writing style. Tracy Holczer is like a magician because she takes the words, and instead of just throwing them on the page, she makes them beautiful, like an angel is singing them. The characters were just so real, like I could go up to them and talk to them. Tracy Holczer is one of the best writers yet, and Secret Hum of a Daisy is one of the best books yet.